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This is a list cut and psted from the Guardian news online site today (19th May 2022). The house of commons contains 650 elected MPs, this list contains 10 names and details of their alleged offences.  It begs the question - should the country be run by a better quality of people than we appear to have at present? (gaps in the test are where advert shave been removed, but as the text is cut and pasted it is not editable)

 

As a Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape is released on bail, we take a look at sexual misconduct allegations made against MPs and their outcomes.

Imran Ahmad Khan

 

The Conservative MP for Wakefield, Imran Ahmad Khan, was found guilty in April of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy after plying him with gin at a party in 2008.

Khan assaulted the boy in Staffordshire in January 2008, 11 years before he became an MP. He resigned as an MP two weeks after he was found guilty.

Neil Parish

The Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton in April admitted to watching porn on his phone in the House of Commons.

Parish initially suggested he had opened the porn “in error” but subsequently admitted that while the first time he had watched porn in parliament was an accident, and he was in fact searching for tractors, the second occasion was deliberate. He announced his decision to resign as an MP.

David Warburton

The Conservative party removed the whip from the MP for Somerton and Frome, who, the Sunday Times reported, is facing allegations from three women

 

 
Posted : 19/05/2022 6:07 am
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seems like a lot of politicians are lacking in moral fibre, maybe the vetting process for those wishing to stand as an MP need to be more rigorous.

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Posted : 19/05/2022 7:33 am
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@yokel I agree absolutely - and it's not just one political party it seems to be all of them.

 
Posted : 20/05/2022 6:35 am
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seems to be the 2 main parties, lib dems only have 11 MP's .

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Posted : 20/05/2022 7:26 am
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@yokel Indeed it does

 
Posted : 21/05/2022 6:22 am
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From what I understand, there is 50 under investigation at the moment. I work very closely with Parliament and it's not just MPs either. I am certain there are many more in the Lords too. The issue is it can all be covered up because they all have "friends" in high places. 

No party is exempt from this and there is only a few MPs/Lords who have any degree of moral standing. No matter who you vote for, they are in it for themselves and when they say they will serve the people, this seems to be a major untruth.

 
Posted : 13/06/2022 8:01 am
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well you know what they say " it dosent matter who you vote for the govt always gets in!" 

as for the Lords we have no say on who gets in there, they are voted in by MP's as a backhanded favour, I think the Lords should be abolished.

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Posted : 13/06/2022 8:20 am
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@yokel totally agree about the Lords and yes they should go and the whole system needs a massive overhaul at both ends. Money to money and that means protection all around. 

 
Posted : 13/06/2022 7:05 pm
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@fubar662022 I think the Lords has its place. There have been many occasions when ridiculous and draconian policies have been blocked in the Lords. I would prefer to see an "upper" and "lower" chamber rather than an hereditary system, as we have now, but I suspect such reform is. along way off yet.

 
Posted : 17/06/2022 6:41 am
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I think the Lords needs shutting down, many times they have messed with Brexit policies and hindered and delayed our exit. it needs doing away with.

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Posted : 17/06/2022 8:04 am
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@yokel They have done some good work, like reigning in some of Tony Blair's more extreme ideas........ 

 
Posted : 18/06/2022 6:06 am
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David Lammy (Labour) is the latest MP to be taken to the parliamentry standards committee, for not declaring £27, 000 outside income.

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Posted : 20/06/2022 10:17 am
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I saw that. If MPs are going to offend it is preferable that it is financial rather than the sexual offences that seem so often to be the usual thing nowadays.

 
Posted : 23/06/2022 6:41 am
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with such a large population these days you get bad ones in any organisation.

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Posted : 23/06/2022 7:07 am
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@yokel I agree but, it does seem that there are a disproportionately large number of MPs who are caught being naughty - or is that the same proportion in society generally and our MPs are caught by being under closer scrutiny? It is hard to be sure. 

I feel that our MPs actions should be above reproach and they should all set a good societal example. Sadly, at present, that does not seem to be the case.

 
Posted : 23/06/2022 7:20 am
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